Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Manager was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Manager
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 746 788
Rank change year-on-year -34 +42 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 116 140 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 101 69
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £345
90th Percentile £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 111 £500 - 26
UK excluding London 0 60 £475 +5.56% 18
London -1 55 £525 -4.55% 9
North of England +50 28 £413 +3.13% 7
Yorkshire +38 15 £375 -11.76% 2
South East -5 14 £500 -4.76% 4
North East +50 8 £500 +25.00% 2
East of England +1 7 £475 +15.15% 4
North West +23 5 £650 +44.44% 3
Midlands +14 4 £531 +4.68% 1
South West -6 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £413 -
West Midlands +6 2 £494 +3.95% 1
Wales +11 1 - - 1

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Information Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 48 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (36.21%) GDPR
4 35 (30.17%) Finance
5 33 (28.45%) Project Management
6 28 (24.14%) Data Protection
7 27 (23.28%) CISSP
8 26 (22.41%) CISM
9 24 (20.69%) PCI DSS
10 23 (19.83%) Risk Management
11 22 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (12.93%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
14 13 (11.21%) ITIL
15 11 (9.48%) Security Management
15 11 (9.48%) Information Governance
16 10 (8.62%) Banking
16 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
17 9 (7.76%) Legal
17 9 (7.76%) CISA
17 9 (7.76%) PRINCE2
17 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
17 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
17 9 (7.76%) Security Operations
18 8 (6.90%) Information Security Management
18 8 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
19 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
19 7 (6.03%) CISMP

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) Network Security
2 4 (3.45%) Firewall
2 4 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.86%) JIRA
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 9 (7.76%) Legal
4 5 (4.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Advertising
5 2 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.45%) NHS
4 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.59%) FMCG
5 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.86%) CESG
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.86%) PMI
6 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) Information Security
2 33 (28.45%) Project Management
3 28 (24.14%) Data Protection
4 23 (19.83%) Risk Management
5 22 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (12.93%) Risk Assessment
7 13 (11.21%) ITIL
8 11 (9.48%) Information Governance
8 11 (9.48%) Security Management
9 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
10 9 (7.76%) PRINCE2
10 9 (7.76%) Security Operations
11 8 (6.90%) Information Security Management
12 6 (5.17%) Change Management
12 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
12 6 (5.17%) ISMS
12 6 (5.17%) IT Audit
12 6 (5.17%) Programme Management
12 6 (5.17%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 27 (23.28%) CISSP
2 26 (22.41%) CISM
3 9 (7.76%) CISA
4 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.03%) CISMP
5 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.17%) PMI Certification
6 6 (5.17%) PMP
7 4 (3.45%) CRISC
7 4 (3.45%) Degree
8 3 (2.59%) SANS
9 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.72%) SSCP
10 1 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.86%) CLAS
10 1 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.86%) IISP
10 1 (0.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.86%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (36.21%) GDPR
3 24 (20.69%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.17%) COBIT
5 5 (4.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.72%) COSO
6 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.72%) RMADS
6 2 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.86%) BS7799
7 1 (0.86%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.86%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.72%) RSA Archer
1 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.59%) McAfee
3 2 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (1.72%) Clearswift
3 2 (1.72%) FireEye
3 2 (1.72%) Lumension
3 2 (1.72%) Symantec
4 1 (0.86%) Capita
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco
4 1 (0.86%) Intel
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle
4 1 (0.86%) Qualys
4 1 (0.86%) Remedy